From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: As construction was underway for the new store annex, Wanamaker ordered a large four-manual Austin organ for the "Concert Hall," an auditorium that would be three stories high and seat 1500 people on the main floor and gallery. Austin's Op. 120 was significant as it was their first large organ in the "theatre style" and would contain percussions and an automatic player. Wind pressures would be 5", 10", and 15", and the detached console had an A.G.O. "Willis model" pedalboard. The contract, dated July 20, 1904, specified that the organ was to be installed on or before the first day of November, 1904, and would cost a total of $18,119.40. Sometime in 1917-18, the Wanamaker Auditorium organ was damaged and was subsequently rebuilt and greatly enlarged in 1920-21 by the Wanamaker Organ Shop in Philadelphia.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 02, 2019.
Updated through online information from Connor Annable.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.